How To Say The Word Coffee In Different Languages

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Here’s how to say the word “coffee” in many different languages… 

Afrikaans: koffie (Phonate: coffee)

Albanian: kafe (Phonate: KA-fey)

Amharic: buna (Phonate: boona)

Arabic: قهوة عربية  (qahioa, qahua or qahwah)

Armenian:  սուրճ  (surch or sourdj)

Basque: kafea or akeuta

Belarusian: kava

Bengali/Bangla: কফি or café

Bulgarian: кафе or kafe

Catalan: cafè

Chinese (Cantonese): 咖啡 or ga feh

Chinese (Mandarin): 咖啡 or kafei

Creole: kafe

Croatian: kava

Czech: káva (Phonate: kaava)

Danish: kaffe (Phonate: kah-FEY)

Dutch: koffie (Phonate: coffee)

English: coffee

Esperanto: kafo

Estonian: kohv

Ethiopian Semitic (spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea): bunna, buni or bun

Filipino/Tagalog: kape

Finnish: kahvi

French: café

Galician: café

Georgian: ყავა (qava or chai)

German: der Kaffee

Greek: καφές or kafés (Phonate: ka-FACE)

Haitian Creole: kafe (Phonate: kah-FEY)

Hawaiian: kope

Hebrew: coffee in hebrewor ka-feh

Hindi:  कॉफी or kofi (Phonate: KOH-fee)

Hungarian: kávé (Phonate: KAH-vey)

Irish: caife

Italian: Caffè (Phonate: KA-fee)

Icelandic: kaffii

Indonesian: kopi

Japanese:  コー​​​​ヒー or koohii

Korean: 커피 (keopi or ko-pyi)

Latvian: kafija (Phonate: ka-fee-ya)

Lithuanian: kava

Luxembourgish: Kaffi

Macedonian: кафе or kafe

Malay: kawah or koppi

Maltese: kafè

Norwegian: kaffe

Ojibway (language of the Anishinaabe Native American/Canadian): muckadaymashkikiwabu (“black medicine water)

Persian: persian coffee or qéhvé

Polish: kawa (Phonate: kava)

Portuguese: café

Romanian: cafea (Phonate: café-ah)

Russian: кофе or kofe (Phonate: koe-fee)

Serbian: кафа or kafa

Slovak: káva (Phonate: kah-va)

Slovenian: kave

Spanish: el café (masculine)

Sinhalese (Sri Lanka): කෝපි or kopi

Swahili: kahawa

Swedish: kaffe

Taiwanese: ka fei (same as Mandarin)

Tamil (Sri Lanka): காபி (kapi-kottai or kopi)

Thai: กาแฟ (kafea or ca-fea)

Turkish: kahve (Phonate: kah-VEY)

Ukrainian: кави (kavy or kava)

Urdu: urdu coffee or coffee

Vietnamese: cà phê (Phonate: ka FEY) or cafe

Wolof: kafe

Welsh: coffi (Phonate: ko-FEE)

Yiddish: coffee in yiddish or kave

Zulu: ikhofi

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